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At 11:43am on October 30, 2014, joanne "Joni" Warner said…


1.  thank you for your warm welcoming.

2.  Regarding my work.  I would say it is evolving.  I hold an MFA in Educational Theatre.  My focus has been using drama as a tool for integrating critical thinking and creative problem solving into educational curriculums.  Two years ago I was blessed to train at Trinity College in Dublin.  I learned that much of what I do is directly connected to the Drama in Education initiatives in the UK and Ireland.  That being said, I am keenly interested in using drama, story, and the arts for community engagement and revitalization.  I am current ast. prof. of theatre and the arts engagement coordinator.  I find myself in the process "what's next"??  I am working with a variety of community agencies and planning to develop some story circles very soon.  I am interested in story (and arts) as a catalyst for change as well as a way to allow people to share and connect.  I hope to do this through 1. Our Town's Stories Project (I gained some insight into this when I visited Vermont and connected with a Heart and Sole project with the Orton Foundation) 2. Transformational Language Arts 3. I am becoming a certified "muse facilitator" and 4. Lenawee Out Loud - A monthly storytelling event held throughout the county - I am in preparation of launching this ASAP.  I have decided that I need to just jump in with the idea of story and mull around in the process.  I connected with Satori Shakur from Detroit (Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers) and she said -- GFI!!   So, short story made long (lol)..........   here I am on your page, making connections, and figuring it out!!   Cheers!!  Joni  BTW:  I teach/work in Adrian Michigan and live in the beautiful Irish Hills.  Exhausted yet?? 

At 3:59am on October 24, 2014, Tatiana Livramento said…

It's my pleasure to be accepted. Thanks for welcoming.

At 8:32am on October 23, 2014, Carolina Castanos said…

Thank you Amy,  I look forward to some good conversations and exchange of ideas!

At 1:42pm on October 21, 2014, Marsha Lee Baker said…

Hi Amy,

I've had participants in master's level graduate seminars host World Cafes as part of their course work (also did it once with an undergraduate group).  One of my current students, Elizabeth Nissly, joined this WC online community earlier in semester. I was thrilled, as she was, to learn some World Café work is going on in Burnsville, NC, now.  Eager to learn more.  Peaceably, Marsha Lee (Baker)

At 12:04pm on October 15, 2014, Juan Felipe Jaramillo Gartner said…

Thank you very much, Amy!

At 4:50pm on October 7, 2014, Vit. Libranovski said…

Thank you for your welcome Amy, it's my pleasure to be in this community. 

At 7:52am on September 29, 2014, Derrick Grootboom said…

Thanks Amy for the welcome and offer. I will definitely call on your help. Kind regards. 

At 2:41pm on September 24, 2014, Juliana Diaz said…

Hi Amy,

Thank you for your welcome!



At 10:21am on September 23, 2014, Corina Trofim said…

Hi Amy,

Thank you for the warm welcome! We'll update our site in english.

At 4:22am on September 23, 2014, Debora Paiva said…

Hello Amy,

thanks for you warm welcome. I have been learning a lot with this tool. I teach at a MBA program and we used the The World Cafe to design a marketing plan. It was such a rich experience! I am very excited about this community. cheers

At 7:05pm on September 21, 2014, Mattice Haynes said…

Hi Amy, thank you for the warm welcome. Nice meeting you on the Mycelium call last week.

At 11:24am on September 19, 2014, Pam Heeke said…

Hi Amy! Thanks for the warm welcome. The Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS) is a graduate school affiliated with Saybrook University. I completed their MA in Organizational Systems, Leadership & Organizational Development, program in 2012. Some of my faculty and colleagues in the program told me about World Café. I am excited about taking the next course through Fielding and participating in this community!

At 5:58pm on September 4, 2014, Julian Cohen said…

Hi Amy, I am looking forward to getting deeper into the World Cafe.

At 4:34am on August 28, 2014, Elizabeth Nissly said…

Hi Amy! Thank you for your welcoming message. The course I am using The World Cafe in is a graduate course called Contemporary Composition Theory: Composition, Conflict, and Change. We are going to host a World Cafe as our end of the year project. 

We are located at Western Carolina University which is about an hour and a half away from Burnsville, NC. 

Thanks again for your message! 

At 3:34pm on August 25, 2014, Erika Leder said…

Amy, I would so love to have lunch with you!! I just got off the phone with Jerry from Meadowlark who is putting on Art of Hosting in St. Paul in a couple of weeks.  I think I'm going!  He speaks so very fondly and highly of you, by the way!

At 6:31am on August 24, 2014, Robyn Nemes said…

Hello, Amy~

Thank you for your kind e-mail, and words of welcome.  While my technology skills are, to say the least, lacking (!), I love to participate in conversations about topics that are real and meaningful for me.  Typically this has been in small group settings and not through computer communications, but I am eager to learn how to share on a broader scale.  I read about World Café Community in  the August 2014 publication of "Natural Awakenings" though an article by Linda Sechrist called "Learning that Transforms Hearts and Minds". 

At 9:52am on August 23, 2014, Erika Leder said…

Also, Amy, I am excited to see that you live across the bay from me!  I am in San Francisco! Erika

At 9:51am on August 23, 2014, Erika Leder said…

Hi Amy, thanks so much for your warm welcome! I look forward to finding my way around here and can already see that much learning will ensue for me! Erika

At 11:30am on August 13, 2014, Leslie Atkinson said…

Hi Amy

I am so glad you have a new course offered as I had inquired earlier. I'll be searching out some funding so I can register.


At 12:16pm on August 12, 2014, Julia Brodsky said…


thank you for the welcome, and the idea of starting a conversation with educators.  I observed Peter Senge running a World Cafe for K-12 system thinking conference, and it was beautiful. I wonder if we can introduce something like that for educational unconferences, such as edcampDC, etc.




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